Important reforms should be made in the education system according to the National Education Policy-2020: UP Chief Minister

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Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said that important reforms should be made in the education system, according to the requirements and the objectives of the National Education Policy-2020. He said that only healthy competition gives impetus to development.

The Chief Minister was expressing his views on the occasion of the presentation of 7 departments of education at Shastri Bhawan in Lucknow on Wednesday. The presentations were made by the departments of Basic Education, Secondary Education, Higher Education, Vocational Education, Technical Education, Youth Welfare and Sports.

The Chief Minister said that the education sector has been in the grip of the education mafia for a long time. But the present government has resolved to conduct fair examinations without copying and they are working strongly towards it.

Emphasizing on the need for updated curriculum and education, Yogi said that the youth should be trained in the latest technology by including cutting edge topics like Drone Technology, Internet of Things, Cyber ​​Security, Data Science and Machine Learning. Similarly, it is necessary to incorporate innovations in agricultural education. Concerted efforts are expected in this direction. He said that technology based information should be provided to the farmers for the purpose of promoting natural farming.

The Chief Minister further said that a career counseling cell should be constituted in every educational institution. Other technical institutions including ITI and polytechnics should be linked with ODOP, Vishwakarma Shram Samman Yojna and related trades. This will make skilled human resources available .

The Chief Minister said that the State Institute Ranking Framework should be issued on the lines of NIRF. This will create a sense of healthy competition among the institutions. There will be a sense of striving for betterment. Whether the student has to take admission or placement in a company, there will be facility in selecting the institution. Talking about providing technical and vocational education to students at micro level, the Chief Minister said that 5 ‘Light House ITIs’ should be developed. The students should be trained here according to the specific skill demands. These institutes will be of international standards, which will prove to be the benchmark institute in this field. Smart classes should be constructed in ITIs in each development block and government ITIs. Digital content of courses of all trades should be made available.

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